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Who Should Replace Sorensen?

Vital Villa asked, in a poll mixed with suggestions from Mutt-Man and deano.avfc, 'who should replace Thomas Sorensen (if anyone)?

21% said we should keep Sorensen.

The majority with 37% wanted Ben Foster, the Manchester United keeper currently on loan at Watford.

Rumoured target, Chelsea shot stopper Carlo Cudicini polled 16% and Celtic / Poland keeper Artur Boruc, also linked, polled 10%.

That left Craig Gordon on 10%, Robert Green a surprisingly low 2% and the following on 1%: Scott Carson, the England Under-21 international who is currently on loan at Charlton Athletic until the end of the 2006/2007 season, Antti Niemi, Tim Howard and Manuel Neuer.

No one voted for Chris Kirkland, Marcus Hahnemann, Ricardo Pereira, or Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann if he doesn't get a new contract with the Gunners.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday April 18 2007
Time: 9:15AM


Artur Boruc every day for me
18/04/2007 09:37:00
Carlo Cudicini lets do it properly or not at all.
still skeggy
18/04/2007 10:01:00
Boruc is the man!
18/04/2007 11:20:00
Cudicini's 33 - even allowing for the career longevity of goalkeepers, that's pushing it when we want to develop for the next few seasons to come. I really haven't seen Boruc enough to comment on him. How about Shay Given? He's been at Newcastle for eons now and achieved nothing. Would it be unrealistic to think he might be considering his options very carefully whilst they remain under Roeder? But then you have to ask yourself again - would any of these keepers substantially improve what we've already got? Questionable.
18/04/2007 11:52:00
Don't know anything about Boruc, so why is he the man, educate me!!!? Must admit Cudicini always looks total class in a glass to me.
The Fear
18/04/2007 11:59:00
Good point Alec, must admit I hadn't realised Cudicini was that age, although it could be argued that is prime for a keeper. Can't see Newcastle letting Given go, without him they may well have been in the relegation zone now.
The Fear
18/04/2007 12:02:00
Cudicini, or Niemi everyday for me and yes they would improve substantially on what we currently have. others to consider Matt Murray,longer term investment, carson and foster although not sure they will be released , again dont see why we cant try and tempt a top keeper not playing by arranging a cheeky loan , try b4 you buy.
18/04/2007 14:00:00
I can not believe the views on Cudicini. Not a bad shot stopper agreed, but his command of the box is poor. Why do you think that Chelsea decided to replace him and why no other top club has gone in for him? Seeing him make a few saves on the tv is a bit diferent to watching him every week. If we had him at VP he would almost certainly have the crowd on his back straight away because of his indecision when balls are crossed into the box. TS made a howler on Saturday, but can somebody please tell me when his errors have cost us points this season?? I have never known such a knee jerk reaction.
18/04/2007 16:27:00
The wigan game for one. Blues lasy year as well as Man City away when JLloyd headed over him. What you are suggesting is that he is only culpable if it goes through his legs. This is of course not the case. A defence that lacks confidence in a keepers ability to command the box do dodgy things. There are rumours (yes I know these can be unreliable) that MON was looking at another keeper because of this issue of lack of command of his area. You are of course entitled to your view but many common-sense fans consider him suspect.
18/04/2007 18:14:00
Boruc, Boruc, Boruc. How many times have these Boruc fanatics seen him play? I'm not unhappy with Tommy. I think he's up there with the best that the premiership has to offer, and while admittedly he's prone to the odd howler, who the hell isn't (Boruc excepted of course)? Overall I think its stating the obvious to say that Tommy has had a pretty good campaign, and certainly the points he's won us for vital saves at key times shouldn't be underestimated.
18/04/2007 21:42:00
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